1. “You and Hillary are going to have a hell of a battle in 2016.” — Jon Stewart grilled Chris Christie about everything from his love of Bruce to his sudden 180 on President Obama’s leadership skills on last night’s Daily Show. Watch the full interview here. … Read More
The Notorious B.I.G
We’ve always been of the firm belief that music and food go perfectly together, but we admit we’ve never imagined them intersecting quite like this. In “What’s Cooking?,” a new, too-short video from production due BankShot and DJ Nick Castle, sponsored by clothing label LRG, you’ll find your favorite lunch items ”rapping along to some of the best culinary lines in hip-hop history,” sampling Biggie Smalls, Guru, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Method Man, and other notable emcees. Prepare to be serenaded by a stack of pancakes with a lolling bacon tongue, a green pepper lip-synching through a platinum grill, and an enormous anthropomorphized cake. Is anyone else hungry? … Read More
Had he lived, Tupac Shakur would have celebrated his 40th birthday this summer. It’s interesting to contemplate what a grizzled Tupac would sound like; The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, Shakur’s first posthumously released album, introduced his darker side, a sinister, new sound that, unfortunately, never got the chance to evolve. While the rapper is now notorious for his posthumous albums, having released nine since his death in 1996, The Don Killuminati puts most of Shakur’s early discography to shame.
While it’s true that posthumous albums can be exploitative, pushed onto the market by opportunistic handlers and record labels (ahem, Michael), they can also can be legitimate contributions to an artist’s discography and true gifts to their fans. Now, in hopes that chatter about new material from the late Amy Winehouse will add up to more than just an attempt to cash in, we’ve collected 15 great records that gave dearly departed musicians new life. … Read More